The Philippine Federation of State Universities and Colleges Student Leaders (PFSUCSL) pledged their support to AmBisyon Natin 2040 and the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 during the National Student Regent’s Summit 2017 held at Chardonnay by Astoria in Pasig City last March 25.
The organization’s statement of commitment, accompanied by action plans which will be implemented in their respective universities or colleges and communities, were formally presented to NEDA, following the discussions and workshops.
Undersecretary Rosemarie G. Edillon presented AmBisyon Natin 2040 and the PDP, where she highlighted how student leaders can actively participate in nation building.
Dr. Francisco Magno of De La Salle University-Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance shared how engaged universities can foster a high-trust society with a strong sense of community. Mr. John Forbes of The Arangkada Philippines Project (TAPP) also discussed how the private sector can contribute to the realization of the vision and in the attainment of the PDP.
The summit brought together more than 100 student leaders from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to define their role in nation-building for the next 25 years. It was co-organized by the International Youth Federation, Rizal Technological University, and UN Sustainable Development Solution Network Youth Philippines, in partnership with the NEDA.
The NEDA signed an agreement with the PFSUCSL last February 22 to further enrich the ongoing dialogue on AmBisyon Natin 2040 and the PDP 2017-2022.
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